There’s a sentence I bet you didn’t think you’d see, but the two stars came together for the love of fashion. Gaga opened a workshop at Barneys, being described as a “Christmas experiential shopping extravaganza.” Blake Lively and other stars were on hand for the opening and to see what Gaga – known for her … let’s say … unique sense of fashion – had in store.
The store will donate 25% of items sold to Gaga’s Born This Way foundation, started by the singer and her mother.
Following the opening of her store, she went on to a book signing for the launch of her collaboration with renowned fashion photographer Terry Richardson. Her latest project is a new book titled LADY GAGA x TERRY RICHARDSON.
After the suicide death of bullied teen Jamey Rodemeyer, Lady Gaga said she was aiming to make bullying illegal. Following the teen’s death, Gaga tweeted, “The past days I’ve spent reflecting, crying, and yelling. I have so much anger…It is hard to feel love when cruelty takes someones life….Bullying must become illegal. It is a hate crime. I am meeting with our President. I will not stop fighting. This must end.”
Her creation of a new foundation proves she’s pretty serious about this promise. Lady Gaga put actions behind her words this week with the development of and organization which is aimed at empowering youth.
The Born This Way Foundation is her “passion project” and she will be directing it alongside her mom, Cynthia Germanotta. The goal is to provide a “standard of bravery and kindness as well as aÂ community worldwide that protects and nurtures others in the face of bullying and abandonment,” Lady Gaga said.
The charity is going to support other initiatives that empower youth by taking on tough issues like self-image, well-being, anti-bullying as well as mentoring and personal development. They will be using digital mobilization to help create a virtual community that will support and nurture people around the globe.